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SALISBURY, N. C SEPTEMBER 11, 1873J
pUrxishbd Weekly ;
J. J. BRUNER,
Proprietor and Editor.
J. J. STEWART,
RATES OP SCBCniPTION
Ose Tear. payb1ein advance $2.50
Six Mokths,! ? ! " 1.50
5 Copies to one address, .10,00
The World AntonUhed.
Whom I crown With loye is royal ;
Matters not her blood or birth ; -She
is queen, and I am loyal
. To the noblest of the earth.
Neither laee. pnr wealth, nor tide,
Lacks th man rny friendship owns ;
Ui ditiuetiuutrue and vital.
Shiiifs supnuje over erwus and thrones.
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Whrv true lmvil Wstows its sweetness,
Wlir tri fr-irudhip lays its band.
Dtvfllsall gr?U.e8. ail eompl,tj,us.
All the Wealth of every laud. '
Mau is grt-aterthan condition.
A'td where imtn himself bestows,
to inaugurate tnat ppeai, ana u there be shoulder. Beau started np suddenly: and
(rMMii An that t it An lot flrf Kffrstil m tt .Y. I flP t - m.
w" w r z u oa wen. uis uat. lben be became indie
mImi nownr mtkii thi BIMt At if Tjt I . . j .t . . .
the United States Gcrcrnocnt, if it thinks
pioper, call into requisition its whole
military and narj power to quell the un
i -coiistructed women of the South, and
...t B If-- .. mm
fupprea "toe trntu xa nisiory. Many
NO. 52.WHOLE K. 892
nant, wanted the train slopped whether or
3 ' .r . ....
rio, nna lasistea so vehemently in bis
right that the poor conductor was feared.
and rather than lose time. k ap-retnl in
pay for the hat and pass the gentleman
hieh; he did. The storr
orer. botu of
.i annerenia nave awu prm-on 10 oreaa oon got out, and Beau was a dead-head
me lauer, certainty, o jnjaicai power with tbateoodnctor as long as he remAiu-
cauuot cnifh it.
Butlqn-Hole, jjOverseaming .lT.XrthS:
I . AND
COMPLETE SEWING MACUINE
The first and onlv BUTTON-HOLE AND!
SEWING MACHINE combined that lias
made its xdvent this or any other country.
t&P The following paeons are gienwhy
this is the beet. l
Family Machine, to Purchase.
1. BcauM it will doi; -7. Becanee von fan
erervthihir that anv ma-muickly raiee or lower'the
came can do, aewingiieea toaaapuiio mien or
froio the finest to theitliin cloth.
eoaraest : matenal. hem-n 8. Because yon bare a
ming, telling, cording, ahort deep bobbin by
braiding, binding, gath
ering and sewing on. aUatantly drawn from tbe
the same time rufflin
qailtinjr.etc., better tl:n
anv other machine.
2 Because uietensionsi
are more easily adjusted
than any other machine
3 uecRose 11 can wora
beautiful button hole
I - ' T
rThia unrivalled Southern Remedy in warrant
.(I nut to contain a aingle particle of MebcuBV,
r aoy injurioua mineral nubstance, but m
TXJVOa LIT VSOSTASLS,
containing those Southern Roots and Herba,
itliiL-h in alUwise? Providence has placed in
countries where Liver Diseases most prevail. It
t, ill Cut t all DueaM caused by Derangement of Ike
':- l.irr. I .
The Symptoms of Liver Com plaint are a bitter
or bad taste in the I mouth : Pain in the Back,
Sides or Joints, often mistaken for Rheumatism ;
W SlomaeK : Loss of A ppeiice , Bowels alter-
n.taT rvwtive and lax: Headache: Loss of mem-
"v -7. ... . .. , . ,-.,a . a be
ory, witn a painmi 1 u. ..... makJng as fine a peart as
do something which ought to have been done? by the hand.
Jlebility, Low Spirits, a tUick yellow appearance 4. Because it will em-1
t4li Skin and Eves, a dry Cough often mis- I broidenover theedire mak
r..r rnnmrtinn. Hometimes manv of ing a neat and beautiful!
. .v ntnui attend the disease, at others, very I border on any garment
III VTV T - 9 r
Kiii tliaw T.iVF.n. the I&rireflt orsriin in the
IxkIt, is generally the seat of the disease, and if
not llezuiaiett in lime, greuiauueruig, wrcicuvu
' a w-v . II
nes ana ukkth win ensue.
JhU Great Unfailing SPECIFIC will not be found
- the Matt unpieatani,
For DYSPEPSIA, CONSTIPATION, Jaun,
Ac. Itillious attacks, SICK HEADACHE,
Colic, Ucpwsssionol Spirita, SOUR STOMACH,
Heart Burn, AC, drc,
Simmoni' Liver Regulator, or Xedicinc,
Is the Cheapest, Purest and Beat Family Medi
cine in the World!
MANUFACTURED ONLY 8Tf
J. H, 5SEIL1N & CO.,
Macon, Ga. and Philadelphia.
Trice, $1.00, Bold by all Drnggixt.
FOR SALfc BY TBEO. F. KLUTTZ,
June 19 tt. Salisbury N.C
Nfither miracle nor fable
Is the water chauged to wine ;
Lordaandladiei at my table
Prove Lov'a simplest fare divine.
And if these acdept my duty,.
If the loved tny homage own.
I have won all! north and beauty ;
I have found(he magic stone.
which the thread is eon
6. Because it will work
a beautiful eyelet hole.
6. Because it can do
over-hand seaming, by
which sheets, pillow cas
es and the like are sewed
over am! over.
centre ; the tension con
sequently even and does
not break the thread.
9. Because the passer-
foot tarns back ; that the
cloth can be easily remov
ed after being sewed.
10. Because toe best
tnerchsnics pronounce it
i e best nnishad and made
on the best principles of
any machine manufactur
ed. It Iijs no springs to
break; nothing to gt oat
of orar. ,
11. Because it, la two
machinesinone. A Bdt-
TOK-BOLK WoKilKG and
Rkwiso Machiks combined.
No other Machine can accomplish the
kind of sewing stated in Nos. 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Parties using a family, sewing machine want
a Whole Machine, one with all the improve
ments. . ; !
- It is to last a LIFETIME, and therefore one
is wanted that will do the most work and do it
the best : and this machine can do several kinds
of sewing not done on any other wiackine, besides
doing every kind that all others can do.
The American or Pidin Sewing Machine,
(Without the button-bole parts), does all that is
done on the Combination except button-hole
and overseaminp. ;
A MEBONEY BRO., Agts.
I Salisbury N. C.
Examine them before purchasing any other
A VIGOROUS LETTER FROM GEN
JUBAL A. EARLY.
Gen. Early Las written a very sensi
ble letter 10 Petersburg Appeal. We copy
the more important portious :
What is it that Mr. Davis has said,
which has rendered some of oar faint
hearted editors so eager to purge them'
selves of alt complicity in his sentiments,
after (and not; until alter) Northern jour
nals had indicated their disapproval!
Why. he sa'ijlUhat "we were cheated
rather than conquered," and he declared
bis opinion that if the results of the sue
cess of the Washington government and
of our overthrow, which have taken place
could have beep foreseen, we would not
have been conquered ! He had reference
to the resolution of the United States
Congress, the diplomatic circular of Sew
ard, and thel proclamations of Lincoln,
declaring that the war would be conducted
solely with a view to a restoration and
preservation of the Union, and that the
Slate governments would remain intact,
with their constitutions, laws, customs and
institutions the same as before ; and it was
in tbis connection tnat Mr. JJavis saia
many of the people of the South had been
cheated. Is this not true T If it had
been anticipated that it-vas the purpose
of the Washington government not only
to abolish slavery, but also to destroy the
regular State governments of the Sooth,
enfranchise tile negroes, and subject the
white people tp their rule, does any sane
man, North or South, doubt that tbe Con
federate Government and-its armies in the
From the Washington Chronicle.
SKETCH OF AN EVENTFUL
i ed on the line.
His advice to strangers about
into gambling-houses was also
! You want to tackle 'Faro !M he
say ; "well now le me give you a little
advice, and know all about it. You go in.
ana 11 mere are many nlnvera. and anv
big ones, you ret ill and play lirht. The
dealer will be mad 'aa hell when hs iMi
Finale 0 Vagabond Life Some 0 Beau' it, bat you need not mind. He's bound
Tricks- How Ut Beat-People and to let you win. aud ro for the htr onpa.
Wtwm He Beat The Step from AJ- Then, when you get a stake, don't be too
fluenee to Btgffary Sixig-Jivc Years of greedy, but leave.'! For this rood advice
Tit s I Zf- ' i I I 1 ,
iic wouiu aiways aaa, "ion owe me about
an III spent Life.
The announcement was made
a 4 red chip
In! asking for money he
call for chits, designated
"PULL THE INE."
-The first year of married life is a most
I important era in the history of man and
wile, (generally, as it Is spent, so is al
most all subsequent existence. The wife
ana tbe basband tbfn assimilate their
views and their desires, or ejse, conjuring
up i.unr uisiikcc, iney t aaa luei to tnetr
prejudices and animosities forever after
ward. "I have somewhere read," says
Bev. Mr. Wise, in his j Bridal Greeting,
"of a bridegroom who glaried in his ec
centricities. He requested bis bride to
accompany him to the garden a dsy or two
after the wedding. He it hen threw a line
! over the roof of their coitare. Givinr his
wiic one cua 01 11, ne rctreatea to tne otlicr
Side and exclaimed : !
Pull the line,'
"She palled it, at his Request, as far as
she could. He cried : !
" 'Pull it over.' !
u 'I can't she repliedt
"Bat poll with all year might, shout
ed the whimsical husband.
Frightful Scene on a German Scqfold-l
riteous Appeals for Mercy.
" -7 " VII, av VUII C, UCtllUIKU I i.n . 1 , m ,
tliat lmi la. fallow. . A m. i . . 43,11 Vm,n wcre tne efforts Of tbe
r ' - - mm - m ww iii ut w m. sm a et-A iiii .
Hickman." one of tbe . Ions-eat ai,d best $5. and a blue cfiio. t20 th, .a.ral .Dnd? .l0 PuM lue ,,ne '-IonK her has
known characters of this District, had sums being levied according to his esti ma
been stricken with paralysis and sent to tion of the ability of the giver. When
Providence hospitaL There he has since he "struck'' a man tor a blue chip, if he
remained, receiving the kind attentions of did not respond, Bau would not consider
the good Sisters, and although life still it beneath his dignity to fall even to the
remains in the his body he is unable to white, which be then accepted with thanks,
move or speak, and his death at auy Abut 185G or 1857 Beau began to go
moment will not be a sarprise. Probably down hill. His natty clothes looked
the country in days zone by as "Beau", and his feet a series of 'knot, from com.' eelber II wi" U wllL 08 .,-"g
oana ncta on to tbe onoosite end. But
when he came around,' and they both
palled at one end, it came over with great
"'There,' said he, as-the line fell from
.U ri iii 1 . . . FFct
iuc you Bce now ojra ana ineneciaai neck, Dannr thi, opcraUvU they beg.
was our labor when we both nailed in Vi Ji.
.... , I bcu kuc uuaimig pikcousiy 10 aavc merer
opposition to each othet ; but how easy n T. m Ml
and pleasant it was when we both pulled fort lbenT v. whe 1.,.
On the lltfa of July Atraa Priester,
sged U2, and Frederica Rappert, 27, were
beheaded at Dessao, the Germaa Ducky
of AnhalL Both, were married, and con
spicoons among lhe vast crowds that wit
nessed their last moments were their Lus
bands. Anna Priester and Frederica
Rappert hsd paid a visit to the aged
widow Gaming on the 12th of ApriLTbi
old lady had shown them a large caskei
filled with precious stones, abd after thei
had left her they determined- io re tarn and
appropriate her valuables. iThey frond
the widow in bed, and imo iiered her U
death by pressing a pillow xxfoa her head.
They obtained the predoui stones and
other valuables, but on tbe following
morning they were arrested, aad loom
after convicted of murder aid sentenced
to death. Their life in prison was an al
most unbroken scries of sickening scene
of fear and despair. On the morning of
tbe day of their death executioner Prilster
entered the cell. After tying their hands
to their backs and connecting their feet
with a short leather sirsp, he cut off thi
opperpart of their dresses, exposing theif
and although bis glory bad departed be- j which caused him to walk lame. He was
sr a 1 : : a , a- it 1 a 1 . . . a a a
lore me rising generation anew 01 uim, 1 men 1101 so particular about uis puces,
a . m a ii .ale . .
some sugnt notice ot tus career wtti not oe 1 out would even take aa low aa ten cents
unmterenting . When asked to drink, be often - was. his
Among the older citizens of Washing- invariable reply was, "No thank, you;
ton there seems to be qaite a diversity of I'll take ten cents or a smoke " During
opinion as to his adve.it here and the the war he bad considerable luck with
causes which led him to adopt bis peculiar army officers, aud got considerable money,
mode of gaining a livelihood, but the fol- but his personal appearance did not im-
lowing personal sketch is thought to be prove. At the close of the war he again
correct, and shows that he is very res pec- degenerated, aud any day could be seen
tably connected : hobbling about tbe hotels with his seamed
His name is Uobert L. Hickman, and and wrinkled face, awry necktie, tobacco
he was born in King William couuty, stained shirt-front, worn clothes and bent
Virgina, being now, aceordiug to best ac- form, totally unlike tbe Beau ot thirty
eounts and data, over sixty years of age. I years ago.
He was one of a, family of six children, He had somewhere in the city a room. THE
three boys and three girls, two of tho latter which was taken care of by an old negress,
having married General Eaton, of North and there he slept, and ate at one of the
Carolina. It is said that on the death of restaurants. Persons who knew htm are
his father he was the possessor of about I divided in opinion as to his having saved
$40,000 in cash. any money ; some saying be had saved
At that time a young man of good ap- $15,000 or $20,000, and others declaring
pearanee, tasty in dress, extravagaut in I that he had not a cent : but it ia certain
habit, and fond of life, he made up his I that when taken to the hospital he had
mind to see a good time, and be saw 11 so but little.
well that within a couple of years he was I On the occasion of the carnival he ere
oppose each other,
IT , t
uie, my a ear. it we
it will be hard work. If we act together,
it will be always pleasin't to live. Let us
always pull together.'" ;
In tbis illustration, homely as it msy
be, there is sound philosophy. Husband
and wile must mutually bear and concede
if they wish to make home a retreat of
One alone cannot make home happy.
There must be unison of action, sweetness
of spirit, and great forbearance and love
in both husband and wife to secure the
great end of happiness' in the domestic
BY GEN. LEE.
Ldo riothesitate to av the American Combination. ! federate uovernment ana-its armies in me aoauarupt. lue story goes tnat in uis atea considerable amusement tcr the crowd
surpasses all other machines. Besides doing all ; field would have been far more thoroughly i distress he applied for aid to hia brotber-in which lined the Avenue, by appearing'
disgusted with mounted on a sorry looking steady and
lin to Beaver cloth. I have used Singer's Stoats , more ihan probable that, if the true objects i tbe action of his relative, sternly refused dashing at break-neck speed, in Guluin
Howe's and the Weed machines, and find the A mer i 0i tl.e wai aSrainst ns had been boldiv ' all aid. but finally coucluded to eive him stvle. tin and down amid ihi hrmt and
ican farsupeiior to them jail.
ronld not cive the American Combination lor all of
them.it will do all that is;claitned lor it in thetircn
lar. !i I consider its upefipr to all others 1 hare evei
seen Very Kesueetfnlly.
Mas. Ceo. V. Harrison,
We the undersigned take gret pleasurein giving
, . v, ' . , . xt .. i xr I onr ieMDionj 01 uvur ui me mucinou caning
iliograyhl. Muaie Books. Music, fcovela of Mcfine in preference to any otlicr. believing that
the let autnors; Miana ijooks, aiduuis m it is
1 a a, a ...s... 1
avowee in tue begm mug, many itioueanas . a cot-ck tor 1U,UUU on condition that lie
of those who look sides against us in that 1 would leave aud never return to his house
a t a t 1 1 1 . 1 .1 -w x . a
war would nave witbbeid tueir suppiri ; again. ieao accepted tbe proposition,
from the Federal Goyernment, if they bad . took the money, returned to his old haunts,
I have used Tbe Singer aud other machines and not given it to ua t In that event would and casting aside bis valaable but bitter
would not exchange the 'American for any. i not our chandes of success have beeu far experience, was soon asain reduced to
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greater than they were, if uot indeed a want ; a condiiiou, it is said, which was
certainty. Where then is the harm or hastened by the elopement of a colored
tbf irupiudence in Mr. Davis' declarat in ojistre&, who took with ber considerable
of hia opinio' that, but for the fraud ptac
I MiSS M. RCTLEDOK.
1 have used six different Sewing Machines. The
American surpasses them all.
ii ; Mas. A. L. Bainet. -
Mrs. H. N. Bkikgik.
Salisbupt. N. 0., May 93. 1873.
Veronkt 4 Bro.. Agts, American Com. 8. H.
Sis: I have ussd the Howe. Hinger. Wheeler
Wilson. Wilcox A Uibba -ewinir machine, and
An.l eet Bibles. Prayer Books. Hymn
U4M.U if nnv kind vou want: IHsloriea.
th must .stvlish. kind; Stereocoies aud
Viws: School 1 Books, all kinds in general
ui.e. Slates! Inks, Writwic Paper of the best
diuAlitvs Wall ' Paner and Wiudow Shades
in great variety, Music Teachers for vol,
Pianos, Banjo, violins o&e.
A CT0JU to rAUxmsxis.
truthfully recomni elided as the bet-t machine
made. It is simple, runs very light and opes not
get out of order or drop tithes.
MR8. JAUKA ill. UVEKJIA,
J. Allen Brown,
A-' W. NOTDKKN.
" A. E. Jokes,
" Mi E Thom A8OV,
We have seen naming advertisements and beard
much said -by Agents of other machines.
We will forfeit one nundreas aoiiars to tne con
licid we would have been iuccj1iiI 7
The pitiably fatteuipt to distort tbin ie
cUiaiion uiiojan atault upon the -.w- f
Gf iral-Leeaid .10111181011, toi abfiinl
to r autre lepecition. No one vtlio li-Hid
Mr. Davis' utterances had tli reinoteit
conception that such an idea was intend
ot hii funds.-
Then Beau coucluded that the world
owed In m a living. Too proud to work,
too lit(it'tt to steal, he adopted his vaga
bond, Boheiiiiii life, and, levying a tax on
all who came in contact with him. maJe it
pay. At ihiaAiine, well dresfed, sporting
a fine watch and chain, diamond pin, of
good address, fond ot a story,' which he
could tell with a gustf, he met in the
plaudits of the people.
Numeious incidents might be told of
him in connection with prominent person
ages, but they will do as will untold. His
career has been an eventful one, and, as
in life by his own act he was dependent
upon the hand of charity for support, to
in dying he is thrust opon the mercy of
an institution as tbe recti pent of its un
paid officers, and will probably fill a
But, are w'e willing to acknowledge that then annual visitors to tbe capital a class
we did not contend for the principles of of wealthy gentlemen who were wont to
eivil aud constitutional liberty 1 If so,
then we were rebels and traitors. If we
did fight for ! the principles of civil and
constitutional liberty, then where is the
.Buy a few dollars worth of books every
vear for vuur sons and hands and take a good
newspaper, they will work better and be more
cheerful. 1 ry it.
a word to rAHTyiima sola's.
You have something to bo proud and to
boast of. The farm la the keystone to every
industrial pursuit. When it succeeds all
prosper; when it fails, all flag. Don't think
voo can t be a great man because you are
tha son of a farmer. Washington, Webstar !
ana Clay were farroere sons, bat while lhey I
toiled they studied. So do y. Bay a good
book, one at a time, read and digest it, and
Call and see me and look over hooka.
indulge his "beating lor the amasemen:
he afforded, and paid him liberally for it.
He knew enough to adapt himself to
the different society with which he chane-
tendint naitv. if after; fair trial before competent Virginian who will dare to sav. that he i ed to be thrown into contract, and in his
jadgesthe American Machine will not do as well J notdp.fre .hat those who are to come ! earlv davs. not be'inr much of a bore, he
irnnt tteuer. tha worKanne on anv oioer macnine. 1 . . .. . 7- ...
and do valuable work that no other machine can ' after us shall cherish and maintain those found the men, ready and willing to pay
do. ' 1 1
We have been Agents for Sewing Machine since
1856 have sold Singer's! Lad Webster's Atwater's
and Floience's, and have abandoned all for the
Sand and get sample f work. ,
No40. tr. MKIiUNEl a, bku Ag st,.
tribute. Even at this time, with all bis
COME TO THE
And Get a Good Picture.
iWe will give vou a good nfetuwor not let
you take it away ; for we don't intend that
any bad work shall go from tbis office to in
jure us abd tbe business. Call and try.
Up Stain between Parkers and Miss Me-
' Call and examine my stock of Wall Paper,
Window buades. Writing paper. Inks ccc.
; Mind I don't i ate ti4 to be unaer sold.
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A Sure Preventive and certain cure for
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$ud for cixcular. -
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April 24, 1873-5inos.
of nicimoivD, va.
4 . ii .
Assetts, 1st January, J873, $472,867.23
Issues Annual, Term, and
; -i! !
Farm Propei-ty a Specialty,
i i i '
i. - I '
DR. H. G. DAVIDSON, President,
f ji i
JORDAN N. MARTIN, Vice-President
J; E. NEISWANGER,
S B. JONES, General Agent
J. ALLEN BROWN, of Salisbury,
II j Canvassing Agent
I LEWIS G. HANES, of Lexington,
y Loeal and travelling Agent
May 22, ly.
But is it said that it was imprudent for excesses, he was not known as a drinking a paiti
r. Davis to say anything, because his i man, and, unless in tbe company of the j have n
THE HABIT OF READING!.
1 have no lime to read is the common
complaint, and especially of women, whose
occupations are such as to prevent contin
uous book perusal- They seem to tbiuk,
because they cannot devote as much at
tention to books as they are compelled to
devote to their avocations, that they can
not read any thing. But this is a great
mistake. It isn't the books we finish at
a sitting which always do us the most
good. Those we devour in tbe odd mo
meuts, half a dozen pages at a time, often
give us more satisfaction, and are more
thoroughly digested than those we make icr diem
A gentleman residing: in this city, and
who returned from the ' Washington and
Lee University, of Virginia, relates some
pleasant facts connected with the last days
of Gen. Lee. He says 'that the private
room in the University which the Gen si
occupied has been left jttstas it was when
he went out of it on the: morning he took
to his bed, and from which he never arose.
lbe General went into his room at Ins
usual hour that morning, pat on his slip
pers, took a seat near a window, from
which he drew the curtain partially baek,
and began reading a copy ot the Nashville
Union and American. Jle had been com
plaining of feeling unwell, and after read
ing a khort lime be laid; the paper on the
table and left lbe room,; never more to re
turn. To-day the visitor to tbe Universi
ty is shown the room, which he is allow
ed to enter, but is prohibited from touch
ing anything. On lhedust covered table
he sees the paper aa it; dropped from the
hand of the great chieftain, near the chair,
which is partly turned around, hi slippers.
The curtain is in the same position in
which the Goneral bad. placed it, and in
the ink stand is the deeply corroded pen
as it had been left when last used. A
guard is mounted at the door every day
to see that nothing about the room is dis
turbed by any one visiting it.
Nashville Union and American.
cries of anguish and distress could hp
hesrd all over the prison. When they
arrived on tbe scaffold, the execuuoner'i
assistants bad to support them. Thi)
death warrants were read, and the htadi
roan motioned Anna Priester to sdvance.
The wretched woman threw herself on her
knees and cried in a piercing tone, "Me
cy 1 mercy !" Sbe had to be dragged up
to tbe block, when her head was quickly
fastened. The beadsman took bis are
from a leather case. He tried the edge
of the blade, and then lapidly stepped up'
to the left side of the block; He looked
a moment at the white neck sf the womaa,
whose body was moving convulsively all
the time. Then he lifted! the axe and
struck. The blow had done its work well,
for the the Jiead of Anna Priester rolled
down, while her trunk rote up, a thick
stream of blood spouting into the air. j
Meanwhile Frederica, upon witnessing
this horrible spectacle, bad tainted away,
and the doctor had to hold hartshorn. Et
der her nose before she resawske to con
sciousness. She was already more dead
than alive when her bead was fastened1 o
the block. A second or (wo afterward
her head, loo. had been severed from ike
trunk. V- I
And then ensued a still more revolting
scene. Large numbers ot the bystanders
hastened on lbe scaffold and tried to gath
er some of lbe blood of thcjvicllm in t
cups or tin vessels, the superstitious
certain parts of Germany believing that
the bloou of executed females is a cent'U
remedy for diseases otherwise incurably..
The late censns reports give some inter
esting vital statistic:
The total population of the country is
about thirty-eight and a quarter millions.
The to. si number of deaths in tbe cur
rent census year, 492 2C3, or about 1,349
words were likely to be seized hold of and profane, not at all profane: but when a
distorted from their true meaning. Really, . vulgar story was started by any one in
this is a strange doctrine for a country : the crowd, be could "see it and "go con-
claiming to pe Republican in Us institu- eiderable better in the same line.
tions. and where liberty of speech bat ' Ut course he soon became well known
been regarded as one of the great bulwarks ! throughout the country, and in 1S49 had
of freedom Edmund Burke said that, become so notorious that no stranger ever
ticular effort to read. Tbe men who
made their mark in the world have
March, April, and May, from the most
fatal quarter, exceeding anv other three
generally beeu the men who have in boy-1 consecutive months by, over 13,000
A NEIGHBORLY MURDER.
Intelligence of a very sociable tnuraer
comes from Walton county, Fla. FoHoV
ing, as it does close upon the bests
of another tragedy, and as woman, wheth
er lovely or not, is at the bottom thereof,
the facts in tbe case are perhaps worth
relating. Some months sgo Mr. George
Parish, having some misunderstanding
with bis brother-in-law, a Mr. Leyden,
armed himself with a shot-gun and promp
tly put his recalcitrant relative out ofihe
way. Shortly sfter ibis sanguinary affcav,
which made Mrs. Leydcrj a widow, jibe
doffed her weeds for the legendary orange
blossom, and became the j bride of Mr.
Robert Bell. Tbe honeymoon sped by
without a ripple on lbe surface of the
placid stream of domestic ' fe'xity. In a
short time, however, Mrs. Bell made com
plaint to her husband of the amorous ad
vances of one Mr. Wilfiam Nalhief, a
neighbor, and afterwards Imade the same
complaint in presence cf Nathie. Mr.
Bell simply asked ber to stop ber DSise,
"prudence when carried too far degenerates
into a "reptile virtue,' which is the more
dangerous for the plausible appearance it
wear ; and this remark has been cited by
by the New England Lexicographer.
Webster, (or his editor,) to illustrate the
difference between the words wisdom and
prudence, f Tbe prudence recommended
by our most politic politicians very often
now assumes the shape of a "reptile vir
tue. Why should we care what such
journals as the New York HeraWNew
York Times, Washington Chronicle, et id
omne dee., say about us 1 Are not all our
acts, sayings, customs, &c, the constant
theme of misrepresentation, perversion and
abuse in the daily papers, pictorial journal,
periodical literature, and bo ks of the
North ! If we cannot have political in
dependence! let us have independence of
thought at least.
And now let us say, that if there be
lime time-servers wba-e willing to yield
the principles for which we contended,
are still those surviving who believe that
good government can never be restored by
an abandonment of principles, and who
intend to vindicate the principles in
volved in pur late struggle, and the mo
tives and conduct of those who fought to
maintain them. Besides tbe appeal to
the source of all power and justice, there
is another Appeal from the so-called "ar
bitrament qt arms" and the judgment of
those who-kre over-awed or seduced by
power, which lies before the judgement
seat of foreign nations and posterity, and
that appeal will be taken. It was the
purpose of the convention lately assembled
at the Montgomery White Sulphur Springs
tbooeht of coming to this city without
7 w w
asking to sec him, aud willingly payiug
the required amount for the introduction.
About this time tbe hotel proprietors be
gan to consider him eonsid able of a
nuisance, and for some years he was not
allowed to enter either Brown's or the
National, but he always managed to see
the guests of both and place them on his
list. He had a remarkable memory, both
of facts and faces ; knew all tbe public
men of that time, and on their return dur
ing the winter season never failed to arcost
them by name and tell them the amount
charged against them.
What hia revenues were, of eourse no
one knew, but he lived in good style, and
in the summer he never failed to visit one
or two of the springs, and never missed a
race in fact, he considered himself aufait in
horse matters, and in latter days he eoold
tell you of famous horses for the past
thirty years. He was excessively fond
of. relating to the stranger, of late days.
reminiscences of the great men of the past,
of all of whom he spoke iu the most fami
liar terms. With such a reputation it is
but natural that there were many original
stories told of and about him. one of the
best being how he beat railroad conduc
Bean had been to Baltimore to a race,
got broke, and concluded that the railroad
owed him a ride home. Accordingly be
took a common card, ck it in the band
of his high bat, and getting an inside seat
stuck his bead out of the window. Along
comes tbe conductor for his tickets, and,
noiiein the gentleman seated apparently
in a, deen study, he Upped him -on tbe
hood formed the habit of reading at every
available moment, whether for five minutes
or five hours.
It is the habit of reading rather than
the time at our command that holds us on
tbe road to learning. Many of the most
Tbe biiths number 1,100,375, or about intimating that if this reasonable dentand
cultivated persons, whose names have third of whom are foreign birth
been famous as students, have given only I Persons over 80 years of age number
two or three hours a day to their books. I about 150,000. ;
If we make use of spare minutes in the I l'ersons over DO years ot age number
midst of our work, and read a little, if but about 7,000.
page or a p ragraph, we shall find our l'ersons over 100 years of age number
brains quickened and our toil lightened by I about 3,500.
just so much increased satisfaction as the Of those over SO years, lbe females out-
book gives us. Nothing helps along the number lbe males by about
3,000 per diem.
The blind number about 20,000.
The deaf and dumb, about 16 000.
The idiotic, about 24,000.
The insane, about 37,000 nearly one-
as not complied with, he would be aider
the painful necessty of severing the ciari
taltie. Whereupon Mr. Nathie remarked
that Mrs. Bell could always find a shelter
under his thatch. This remark oporj the
part of Mr. Nathie roused tbe sleeping
demon f jealously in the j breast of Bell,
an old-fashioned scuffle epsucd, ia which
Nathie was somewhat worsted. Hjf two
sons appeared at this juncture, and they
made a united effort to suffocate Bell, by
shuling off his wind, while; their respected
parent sauntered into tbd house after a
gun, tor lbe purpose 01 putting ana) cua
monotonous daily round so much as fresh
and striking thoughts, to be considered
bile our hands are busy. A new idea
from a new volume ia like oil which re
duces the fraction of the uachiney of life.
What we remember from brief glimpses
into books ofleu serves as a stimulus to ac
tion, and becomes one of lbe most precious
deposits in the treasury of our recollection.
All knowledge is made np ot small parts,
hieh would seem insignificant in them
selves, but which, taken together, are
valuable weapons for tbe mind and sub-
stantial armor for tbe soul. 'Kead any
thing continuously, says Dr. Johnson,
'and you will be learned. The odd minu
tes which we are inclined to waste if care
fully availed of for instruction, will, in the
long run, make golden hours and golden
days that wq shaU be ever thankful for.
" Home and Society " Scrihner s for
in excess about 1,200
Of those over 100 years, the females
exceed the males by about 1,000.
Of those over 90 vears. the females are to the pleasantry. Bell nonaged to break
away from bis friends ana wen 110 uiaowu
domain for a shot-run. He procured his
armament and appeared on the seen just
in time to receive three buck-shot m his
headfronSatbie's ; r illcry, which brought
hm to tjje ground. Kecovtnng, lie 11
saluted his opponent wiihi one banel and
mortally wouuded him. 'Nathie di?d in
thirty minutes, while Bell recovered suffi-
cienJy to attend the funeral the next; day.
where, according to all accounts, b was
the most prominent mourner. The little
commanity hss relaprsd 'into its former
pastoral peacefulness, and all hands are
probably satisfied with lbs stituatiou1.
Ecosomt ix Wowix'8 Drkss. Tbe
New York Sun says that in the last four,
years there has been an unprecedented
growth in the trade of New York in ready
made clothing for women. Five years
ibis branch ot the dry goods business was
comparatively small ; iu fact, there was
Utile or no call fcr rraly-made suits by
large jobbers or merchants from Western
and Southern civies. Jjow, so great is lbe
demand for this class of goods, it is with
difficulty that it can b met by the sever
al large and unnumbered smaller manu
factories of the3e garropcois in New York,
added to an immense importation of suits,
redingotcs, cloaks, jackets and undergar
ments from the work rooms of Berlin,
Paris and London. '
A scheme is in preparation in a French
War Officer for a musical academy in the
army, iu which all soldiers giving any
indications jf musical taste or knowledge
will be permitted to study. When in
structed they are to be drafted off into tbe
a chance fori the girls. A
" patent" advertises ; hFair
Offer To the Public I have two knaay
boys, and no girls. Twajsre Tw'-1 1
will swap one or both of themfor s gtrl.
W. H. B." ! I
It is reisted mat an Irishman once lbe Conservative mass meetiog in
visited Lynchburg, and after having in- Richmond, Va., on Friday night, rwas a
s petted the numerons hills snd mountain I grand affair. Gen. Kemper, Col. Withers,
ranges, he claimed ; "Bcdad ! I niver j R. i Daniel, R. M. T. Hunter and other
was in a country before where they had distinguished gentleman made speeches.
so mneb land that they bad to stack it." Gov. Walker presided.